Barabási, Albert-Lászlo 1967-

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BARABÁSI, Albert-Lászlo 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born March 30, 1967, in Transylvania, Romania. Education: Boston University, Ph.D., 1994.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 225 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Physics, 2000—.

MEMBER:

American Physical Society.

WRITINGS:

(With H. E. Stanley) Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor with others) Epitaxial Groth: Principles and Applications Symposium, Materials Research Society (Warrendale, PA), 1999.

Linked: The New Science of Networks, Perseus (Cambridge, MA), 2002, published as Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life, Plume (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Physical Review and Science.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

The Structure and Dynamics of Networks.

SIDELIGHTS:

In his book Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life, physicist and educator Albert-Lászlo Barabási focuses on the latest scientific theories concerning networks. Networks, Barabási explains, are found in widely divergent areas of life, from chemistry to business to personal relationships. What scientists are beginning to believe is that all networks share a similar architecture. Marta Salij in the Detroit Free Press explained that "some Web sites and some chemicals are more important than others, and they become more important by following some simple rules." "The sparkling intellect and accessible writing style that Barabási employs allow even the scientifically challenged to enjoy his theories," Elizabeth Millard stated in her review for Computer User. A critic for Publishers Weekly praised "Barabási's lively and ambitious account," while Stephen Mertens in American Scientist admitted that readers of Linked "may end up with a fresh and inspiring view of complex systems."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Scientist, March-April, 2003, Stephen Mertens, review of Linked: The New Science of Networks, p. 187.

Booklist, June 1, 2002, Gilbert Taylor, review of Linked, p. 1655.

CioInsight, June 1, 2002, review of Linked.

Computer User, September, 2002, Elizabeth Millard, review of Linked, p. 20.

Detroit Free Press, July 31, 2002, Marta Salij, review of Linked.

Library Journal, May 15, 2002, Colleen Cuddy, review of Linked, p. 123.

New Scientist, July 27, 2002, John Casti, review of Linked, p. 58.

New York Times, June 23, 2002, William J. Holstein, review of Linked, p. BU6, and interview with Barabási, p. BU6.

Physics Today, October, 1995, Leonard M. Sander, review of Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth, p. 68; March, 2003, Maximino Aldana-Gonzalez, review of Linked, pp. 71-72.

Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2002, review of Linked, p. 49.

Quarterly Review of Biology, March, 2003, Ricard V. Sole, review of Linked, p. 85.

Science, August 16, 2002, Ian Foster, review of Linked, p. 1124.

Times Higher Education Supplement, February 9, 1996, Peter J. Dobson, review of Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth, p. 21.